Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Essays - Spiritual Laws
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays - Spiritual Laws 1847
When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty. Behind us, as we go, all things assume pleasing forms, as clouds do far off.
Not only things familiar and stale, but even the tragic and terrible, are comely, as they take their place in the pictures of memory.
The river bank, the weed at the water-side, the old house, the foolish person - however neglected in the passing - have a grace in the past.
The source of the experienceEmerson, Ralph Waldo
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music
Being left handed
Communing with nature
Contemplation and detachment